Austin Texas Ranks #10 in the 50 Greenest Cities in United States.
Popular Science just published a study naming the Top 50 Greenest Cities in the United States .
Congratulations Austin Texas; that is an accomplishment to be very proud of. I think Texans should all be very proud because of the top 50 Greenest Cities, Texas has four, including Austin at #10, Fort Worth at #15, Amarillo at #34 and Laredo at #39.
Studies like this that put Texas in such a positive light will help keep the real estate market strong through 2008 and beyond. In talking with people every day I hear more and more from people the importance of Green Living in their lives.
The criteria Popular Science used for this study came from the U.S. Census Bureau and the Green Guide put out by the National Geographic Society which collects government statistics for all American Cities with a population of over 100,000 people in over 30 categories.
I did a quick search from the website infoplease.com and I was able to find that in 2005 there was an estimated 253 U.S. Cities with a population of over 100,000.
For this study Popular Science took the raw data and statistics they had and came up with four categories. Two of the categories, Electricity and Transportation were scored on a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being the best. The other two categories Green Living and Recycling were scored on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best. So the best score possible with the four combined categories is 30.
Dennis Pease is a guest Blogger on Eric’s Austin , TX real estate Blog. Dennis specializes in Eugene Oregon real estate and Florence Oregon real estate . We have a lot in common with our Texas friends. Oregon only has three cities with a population over 100,000. Portland Oregon ranked #1 in this study with the highest score of 23.1 out of a possible 30, and my home area of Eugene Oregon ranked #5. Green Living is very important to most Oregonians as you can see from this study. See the 50 Greenest Cities study here for complete details and scores.